On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature
The theme of this collection is the excellence of Story, especially of the kind of story dear to C.S. Lewis - fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. Gathered here are nine essays that first appeared in "Of Other Worlds, " including "On Stories" and "On Three Ways of Writing for Children, " and eleven pieces not previously collected. Among the newcomers are reviews of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Rider Haggard, and George Orwell, a panegyric to Dorothy Sayers, and an essay. "The Death of Words, " which shows how common usage can distort and deprive language.
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Review: On Stories: And Other Essays on LiteratureUser Review - Mary Catelli - Goodreads
A collection of essays. All on literature in some way. There's reviews, and discussions of individual authors. (He doesn't review Orwell, for instance; he writes an essay comparing Animal Farm and ... Read full review
Review: On Stories: And Other Essays on LiteratureUser Review - Tim VanderMeulen - Goodreads
Here's a piece of the dialogue that inspires my own writing. 'On Stories', 'On Three Ways of Writing for Children', and 'Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said' are timeless essays on ... Read full review